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Joe Russo Believes A Community Movie Will Happen

Joe Russo Believes A Community Movie Will Happen

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There's a chance you are new to the world of Community, with all six seasons of the sitcom having dropped on Netflix at the start of the month. And let's face it, a lot of us having been spending a lot of time on the streaming service of late.

But if you've spent your quarantine bingeing through all 110 episodes, then fear not, because Joe Russo reckons a Community movie is yet to come.

Community movie anyone?

Chances are, you recognise Joe as one half of the brotherly directing duo behind Marvel films such as Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Endgame, but before this the pair both worked as executive producers and directors on the first few seasons of Community.

Set in the fictional US town of Greendale, the show's last season originally aired back in 2015, but Joe reckons its popularity on Netflix will see it reincarnated in film form.

Speaking to Collider, he said: "We'd certainly be willing to do it. We love our Community family. That cast, we're all still very close to all of them. It'd certainly be schedule-depending for us. But I believe there will be a Community movie, especially now that it's doing so well on streaming. Someone like Netflix could step up and make that movie."

If it did happen, Joe reckons it could be made with a much tighter budget than, say, Endgame.

He said: "Part of what is so compelling about the show is that it's very quaint, it's Greendale as an underdog. I don't think you'd want to suddenly execute it with crazy high production value and set design. Unless we were going somewhere fantastical or doing one of our genre exploration concepts. But I think you'd easily pull that movie off for a budget."

Come on then Netflix, cough up.

The show has amassed a load of new fans since dropping on Netflix.

You might think that working on Community couldn't be much further from the Marvel blockbusters the brothers are best known for these days, but Joe said they actually learned a lot making the show that they've carried over to their work with Iron Man and the gang.

He said: "Another thing we learned from working on Community is that we were just constantly exploring and subverting genre. It seemed every week we were chasing up our style and our tone, the look and feel of it, the score, the way the characters behaved. We were able to explore genre on a very deep level.

"When you're subverting genre, you're studying it to such an extent that you're really understanding the nuances of it. That was critical and certainly the paintball episodes were a huge part of our Marvel career."

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: TV and Film, Community